The Soldiers and Sailors Relief Act provides protection to those in the Armed Forces. When service members are involved in court proceedings, it may be difficult for them to participate while they are involved with their military duties therefore they are provided certain protections under the Soldiers and Sailors Relief Act.
This impacts a divorce in the event that a nonmilitary spouse serves a military spouse with divorce paperwork, and she or he is unable to respond to the paperwork within the 30 days as required. And this prevents the nonmilitary spouse to then proceed with the divorce by filing and resolving the case through a default hearing without the military spouse being appointed representation.
There may also be a delay or a stay in proceedings during the Deployment of an Active Duty Service Mermber.
If you have any questions about the Soldiers and Sailors Act, or anything regarding military divorce, please do not hesitate to shoot me an email or give us a call.